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post #1 of 8
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will a corsair 520hx be a good upgrade to my current PSU with said components in my sig

i asked the question about the 620hx earlier this week, and people said huge improvement, but what about the 520


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032
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post #2 of 8
Other than the fact that the corsair is a higher quality unit, they both have similar specs. ( the corsair lists 3 12v rails @ 18amps but can only push ~40amps on the 12v rails)
Also Modular PSU's FTW!
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post #3 of 8
Yeah. The corsair has 3 12V rails at 18A each while the rosewill has 2 at 19A. I know there is more to it than that, but the corsair is also a known, solid PSU. if you plan on keeping that set-up, it would be worth it. If you plan on adding anything or going SLI in the future, you way want to get the 620HX.
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post #4 of 8
The 520 would be a great upgrade for your set-up.
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post #5 of 8
id go with the 620W it was extreme overkill for my old system and now that i upgraded it still has plenty of headroom for future expansion.
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post #6 of 8
It is a good upgrade in term of quality. 520HX has 40A and Rosewell 600 has 35A. If you don't care the modular cabling, you can get a 550VX at cheaper price ($65 at buy.com)
post #7 of 8
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went with the 620 i will let you know how it goes
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post #8 of 8
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got the 620 installed, and one thing i did not expect such a drastic change was temps dropped 5c, i know that there are less cords to be crowded and conflict air flow, but still.....well so far able to overclock GPU some more so far, have not truly tested it tho, will inform in the next couple of days what kind of changes i can actually notice
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